Last week we ran an article on Rep. Joel Kretz’ efforts to introduce legislation to reintroduce wolves to the west side of the state. Although sounding somewhat tongue-in-cheek, the Seventh District legislator from Wauconda is completely serious about the issue. If Western Washington legislators are going to sing the economic and environmental benefits of having [...]
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Council gave tentative approval to a new, larger memorial at the city’s Veterans Memorial Park.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce officially installed its new officers and presented its annual awards Thursday, Jan. 24, at its annual banquet and fundraising auction. The U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project was announced as the Organization of the Year. II Sisters Video and Licensing was named Business of the Year. Scott Smith was [...]
OROVILLE – A representative of Kinross Gold Corporation’s Kettle River-Buckhorn Project appeared before the Oroville City Council to discuss the mine and mill’s impacts on Oroville and Okanogan and Ferry Counties.
OLYMPIA – After Western Washington legislators extolled the value of wolf packs in Eastern Washington, Rep. Joel Kretz (7th District) decided he would assist in the efforts to make relocating wolf packs to Western Washington easier through legislation this year. House Bill 1258 would remove barriers, both natural and regulatory, to the relocation of wolves [...]
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) lifted the Stage 1 burn ban in Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties on Saturday, Jan. 19. The ban on outdoor burning and use of uncertified wood stoves remains in Kittitas County until further notice. A Stage 1 ban applies to the use of uncertified wood-burning-devices (including wood [...]
Friends, relatives and concerned citizens picketed in front of the North Valley Assisted Living facility on Friday, Jan. 18, to protest its scheduled closing at the end of March.
Parking woes return to forefront for Tonasket City Council
TONASKET – Zombies may be all the rage in popular culture, but the City of Tonasket seems to have hatched its own version, and it’s likely that few will be happy about it.
TONASKET – The North Valley Assisted Living facility will be closing as of March 31 after the NVH District Board of Commissioners approved a recommendation by senior leadership to close the facility due to chronic financial losses. That will leave 28 residents looking for a place to live and five full and part-time employees searching [...]
TONASKET – In an effort to keep patients close to home and to thank local taxpayers for their support, North Valley Hospital debuted a new tax credit program beginning Jan. 1. Approved by the NVH District Board of Commissioners in November, the program gives property owners within the North Valley Hospital District a discount on [...]